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Poll Results: Which Linux Desktop do you use?

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 12% of voters (103)
    Gnome 2 / Mate
  • 10% of voters (85)
    Gnome-Shell
  • 13% of voters (117)
    Unity
  • 18% of voters (158)
    Cinnamon
  • 17% of voters (148)
    KDE
  • 15% of voters (134)
    XFCE
  • 4% of voters (39)
    LXDE
  • 1% of voters (15)
    Enlightenment / E17
  • 6% of voters (55)
    OpenBox / FluxBox
  • 3% of voters (30)
    Awesome / DWM
  • 9% of voters (81)
    Other
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post #6581 of 7733
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Originally Posted by Rookie1337 View Post

Yeah..sorry what Melcar was talking about is what I meant. And I totally agree about the way LibreOffice and back when I used OpenOffice handle QT/KDE (yes I know others use QT but it seems worse in KDE).





Just look at that. Why is it so hard for GTK programs to play nice with dark themes from KDE? mad.gif

I know what you mean. Makes it really hard to have a dark themed desktop. Firefox does it too despite FF not being GTK, so I guess it's just devs. not caring that much about Qt.
Edited by Melcar - 3/28/14 at 8:33am
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post #6582 of 7733
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I know what you mean. Makes it really hard to have a dark themed desktop. Firefox does it too despite FF not being GTK, so I guess it's just devs. not caring that much about Qt.

What is FF then? I always assumed it was GTK with some custom stuff for the browser tabs.
post #6583 of 7733
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I know what you mean. Makes it really hard to have a dark themed desktop. Firefox does it too despite FF not being GTK, so I guess it's just devs. not caring that much about Qt.

The funny thing is that all I've been hearing is how most devs are planning on moving to QT before the Wayland change over. I mean the LXDE devs originally had planned on going GTK3 and then claimed they found it annoying and inferior to Qt. I wonder whether multiplatform devs like the Chrome/Chromium and FF guys will follow or are we going to have to suffer ugly GUIs because most of us will being using a Qt based DE/WM?
     
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post #6584 of 7733
Greetz
I think the odds are very good that these sorts of problems will disappear with Wayland. Some of these problems are just inherent to X11 because it is a bit of a "clusterfsck". There are too many competitors for drawing on the page and some overwrite or block others, often in random and displeasing ways. In many browsers, FF included, there are 4 different versions of renderers in the same browser. Wayland is attempting to get better system wide awareness, including versioning, and tighter "job description" rules. X suffers from too many equal voices with no real "conductor". The results are cacophony.

I'm very much looking forward to Wayland but the key will be compositor choice.
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post #6585 of 7733
Does Ubuntu count? Here's mine, it's a 20gigs partition on my old dell. I'm just getting started with it, never really used other things than windows..

I like it so far, very clear, sleek, minimalistic look. It's different from the big, ugly, toyish and hideous blue of xp. It's very fast also i like installing things with the terminal, it's straightforwards and install without 15 "next"to press and to watch for crap-ware, it just install.

It's cinnamon ubuntu 13.10 btw.


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Of course it counts. Congratulations on getting your hands dirty and creating a nice clean desktop. smile.gif
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post #6587 of 7733
Looks very nice this ubuntu desktop!
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Thanks. Also what's cool about it is that every problem you have there's always an command line for it, Now i'm looking at gadget while still keep it simple. I tried Conky Manager and it's great so far.
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post #6589 of 7733
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Thanks. Also what's cool about it is that every problem you have there's always an command line for it, Now i'm looking at gadget while still keep it simple. I tried Conky Manager and it's great so far.

yea CM is great.

if you need a dock, then there is Docky, Plank or AWN. Docky is my favourite but for ultimate speed and only a 400k footprint Plank is pretty much the same.


mine updated already after just a few days biggrin.gif


Edited by Pip Boy - 3/30/14 at 3:50am
post #6590 of 7733
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if you need a dock, then there is Docky, Plank or AWN. Docky is my favourite but for ultimate speed and only a 400k footprint Plank is pretty much the same.

That's because it is, essentially tongue.gif

http://wiki.go-docky.com/?title=Plank:Introduction
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Plank is meant to be the simplest dock on the planet. The goal is to provide just what a dock needs and absolutely nothing more. It is, however, a library which can be extended to create other dock programs with more advanced features. Thus, Plank is the underlying technology for Docky (starting in version 3.0.0) and aims to provide all the core features while Docky extends it to add fancier things like Docklets, painters, settings dialogs, etc.
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